General Weather Trivia
Question: Which two words best describe the climate in the tropical rainforest zone?
Answer: Hot and wet
Question: Which of the following is anticipated to be a consequence of global warming?
Answer: More severe weather
Question: When the weather is significantly different from the average, it is known as
Answer: Extreme weather
Question: Trying to predict the weather is known as weather what?
Question: Precipitation is a term referring to which material?
Question: What name is given to the phenomenon of tiny drops of water condensing on cold objects near the ground?
Natural Phenomena Trivia
Question: The rising of what in the Eastern sky marks the start of each day?
Question: What will a direct lightning strike probably do to a person?
Answer: Kill them
Question: Where is the safest place to be during a tornado?
Answer: In a ditch
Question: Where is the safest place to be during a winter storm?
Question: Which two weather conditions are needed to form a rainbow?
Answer: Sun and rain
Question: When the Sun shines on water droplets in the air, what is seen?
Answer: A rainbow
Question: Which weather phenomenon is set off by giant thunderclouds called 'supercells'?
Question: What was the first mobile tornado tracking device called?
Question: Which of these cloud types appear in the sky between 5,000m and 13,000m?
Question: Which of these cloud types appear in the sky between 0 and 2,000m?
Question: Which cloud type is highest in altitude?
Question: Which sort of clouds produce hail?
Question: Which of these is NOT a type of cloud?
Tropical Storms Trivia
Question: Which is not a region where tropical storms develop?
Answer: Cape Horn
Question: According to the Beaufort Scale, what speed must a wind reach to be classified as a hurricane?
Question: Hurricane Camille devastated the US in which year?
Question: Lake Okeechobee Hurricane devastated the US in which year?
Question: Cuba-Florida Hurricane devastated the US in which year?
Weather Phenomena Trivia
Question: Which of these weather phenomena is caused by rapidly expanding air?
Question: What color appears in the middle of a rainbow?
Question: What was the most powerful solar storm in history, recorded in 1859, called?
Answer: The Carrington event
Question: What name is given to the prevailing winds that are found in the Earth's equatorial region?
Answer: Trade winds
Question: What in meteorology is measured in Okats?
Answer: Cloud cover
Question: What is the term for the average weather conditions in a particular location?
Question: Which of these weather phenomena is caused by slope, precipitation, and instability?
Question: Which country experiences the most tornadoes?
Question: Which of the following occurs with all thunderstorms?
Question: In which of these years did the UK undergo a long drought in the summer?
Question: Regular cycles of weather changes are known as what?
Question: In which country is the rainiest place in the world?
Question: In a weather forecast, if the wind is 'veering', how is it changing?
Answer: Moving Clockwise
Question: Which weather phenomenon has never been recorded in Singapore?
Question: In the Northern Hemisphere, an air mass from the South brings what characteristics?
Question: When the weather is significantly different from the average, it is known as what?
Answer: Extreme weather
Question: Most weather takes place in the what?
Question: What is a descriptive term for gusty winds that accompany cold weather?
Question: What will lightning tend to strike first?
Answer: The Tallest Thing
Question: Standing in the Northern Hemisphere with the wind on your back, where's the low pressure?
Answer: To your left
Weather Measurements & Tools Trivia
Question: At what height above ground do meteorologists measure standard temperatures?
Answer: 1m 30s
Question: Maps summarizing atmospheric conditions in a wide area at any time are called what?
Answer: Synoptic Chart
Question: What is weather like close to the equator?
Question: What would you use a ceilometer to record?
Answer: Cloud height
Question: Which phenomena does the Beaufort scale measure?
Answer: Wind speed
Question: What name is given to the center of a hurricane?
Question: What is directly caused by the unequal heating of the atmosphere by the sun?
Question: The device called a baroscope is used to measure what?
Answer: Atmospheric pressure
Miscellaneous Weather Trivia
Question: What number would a 'moderate breeze' be on the Beaufort scale?
Question: If you suffer from nephophobia, which weather phenomenon do you fear?
Question: What is the highest surface wind speed ever recorded?
Answer: 231 mph
Question: Nacreous and Noctilucent are forms of which weather formation?
Question: What is the difference between a hurricane and typhoon?
Answer: Where they are
Question: At what speed does a wind become hurricane force?
Answer: 73 mph
Question: When the ground temperature falls below freezing and ice forms, what is it called?
Question: What is the highest wind speed ever recorded in the US?
Answer: 231 mph
Question: Which of these UK cities gets the most rain in a year?
Question: Many people believe extremes of weather are caused by what?
Answer: Climate change
Question: Weather is made up of temperature, precipitation, wind, and what else?
Answer: Air pressure
Question: In degrees Celsius, what was England's lowest ever recorded temperature?